Occupational therapists help individuals and communities to maximise productivity, wellbeing and quality of life through occupational participation. You will develop knowledge and skills in assessment and intervention, the therapeutic use of occupation and the adaptation of environments.
Subject to completion of local requirements, graduates may be eligible to apply to practice in other countries including the UK, North America and Sweden.
The course comprises 70 weeks of coursework (35 weeks per year), including 1000 hours of professional practice. First year includes a four-week full-time professional practice block; second year includes two eight-week full-time professional practice blocks and a ten-week project based learning placement. You will enrol into 120 credit points per year.
IELTS: 7 TOEFL: 98
Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.
Academic entry requirement
Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
Specialisation - recommended: Health, education, social, psychological or biological sciences, completed within the last ten years.
Subsequent postgraduate study and/or work experience in a relevant area may also be considered.
WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 65%
All applicants must complete and submit a Personal Statement.\
Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
English language requirement
7.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 7.0.
Annual tuition fee
A$42 200 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.
Occupational therapists work in a wide range of health and welfare systems including general hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community health services, mental health agencies, health services for older people and children with special needs, and support services for intellectually disadvantaged people. They also work as coordinators and consultants in the development and provision of services in areas such as occupational health and safety, and as private practitioners.
The Master of Occupational Therapy Practice is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and New Zealand) and is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.Graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy Practice may be eligible to apply for registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.